This is an edited version of a meeting sponsored by the National Research Council Committee on Anesthesia and the Section on Anesthesia of the New York Academy of Medicine. The meeting took place in May, 1963, with 29 participants from Canada, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, England, and the United States. Material is presented to provide an up-to-date summary of current information. The purpose is well accomplished through talented participants and skillful editing.
Subject matter is organized into three functional categories: regulation of circulation by the central nervous system, cardiac rhythm and contractility, and distribution of cardiac output to various tissues of the body. As this work is a symposium or summation, much of the material is printed in more detail elsewhere. However, thorough and current bibliographical listing is provided for those desiring this more detailed information. The information concerning neural regulation is especially valuable, as this material is frequently difficult